Restaurants often vulnerable to sexual harassment charges

Sexual harassment is a serious problem in the hospitality workplace. A Q&A explores the nuances and remedies. 

Earlier this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued popular Atlanta-area restaurant/night club Taboo 2 Bar & Bistro for sexual harassment. The female employees alleged such intolerable working conditions that they were forced to resign. Ironically, sexual harassment is often considered a taboo topic, but it can't be ignored. During the 1990s the restaurant industry had a reputation for fostering a work climate condoning sexual harassment. In 1996, the National ...

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